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What is your current desktop/laptop background?

Mine is the default background for Fedora 21, which is also the background for my Snapzu profile. I just love calming backgrounds like that. What about you?

5 years ago by Nanotwerp with 26 comments

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  • funhonestdude
    +8

    I have mine switching automatically a few times a day. I typically have like 50 in the rotation so it never gets stale. In the winter time I like to have wallpapers of summer-y things like beaches and waterfalls and stuff and in the summer I like winter-y stuff like mountains and snow. I know, I'm weird.

    • sugartoad
      +5

      I've had the same stale black background for years. Its easy to see my shortcuts so it works but sometimes I do wonder what it would feel to have something more!

      • Nanotwerp
        +3

        I'm just gonna keep this here.

        • drunkenninja
          +4

          This one is nice! Dark and not too busy.

          • Nanotwerp
            +3

            Aahh, thank you! This background never gets old for me.

      • funhonestdude
        +3

        Takes only few min to set it up. The hardest and most time consuming thing is to find the wallpapers and pick out a theme of some sort.

    • Nanotwerp
      +2

      That's actually really cool! Variety is (almost) always good!

  • Splitfish
    +6

    I use one of just a galaxy. It's dark enough so I can see all my stuff but still pleasing to the eye.

    • i208khonsu
      +5

      I usually use a galaxy themed desktop myself, but rename it's directory and it's now just flat black. haven't bothered to correct it for many months. heh

  • kigurame
    +4

    Mine's currently the default KDE plasma wallpaper it kinda grew on me.

    • Nanotwerp
      +3

      Keep it simple, keep it Kool, keep it KDE.

      • kigurame
        +3

        If you haven't tried Plasma 5 / KF5 yet you should give it a whirl.

        • Nanotwerp (edited 5 years ago)
          +3

          Whoah. I'm very surprised. I used to think KDE was the ugliest desktop environment around ! You just proved me wrong. I'm going to check if KDE has full support for NetBSD, as that's going to most likely be my go-to OS after I switch from Fedora.

          • kigurame (edited 5 years ago)
            +4

            I'd honestly switch to BSD in a heartbeat if it wasn't for steam and some other oddball things. KDE on BSD is still in the 4.xx i'm affraid. Out of curiosity why the jump to BSD from Fedora ?

            • Nanotwerp
              +3

              I'm infatuated in Free/NetBSD because of their file system organization, base system, and separation of base system from 3rd party software. I also love the ability to customize your OS. FreeBSD and NetBSD are basically what you make them (although NetBSD seems to have a bit more 3rd party packages in the default install, such as X and the lightweight bozotic http daemon (NetBSD as a whole OS is still is more minimal and requires less RAM for some odd reason)). The BSDs were definitely the 'meta-distributions' before Gentoo even existed. This is a pretty nice (though a tad bit outdated) write-up about NetBSD.

              We're pretty much in the same camp, though. In the desktop department, the BSDs can lag behind sometimes (although FreeBSD seems to be very close to evening up with Linux) with some outdated/not supported packages. I was very happy when Gnome 3 was added to ports. It isn't yet supported in NetBSD, though, but it might work with its FreeBSD binary emulation (if that's even how it works). NetBSD also has Linux binary emulation, which just might work for Steam; may not, though, because the Linux version of Steam may use specifically Linux drivers. The main reason I jump from Fedora to the BSDs is because I just love source-based OSes, where you have the choice to install and remove whatever the heck you want. What's also pretty cool is that you can use pkgsrc on other operating systems, too! Also, even though it doesn't affect me in any way of usage, NetBSD is the most portable OS in the world, with a very clean Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL). Make way, Debian; NetBSD is the real universal OS.

            • kigurame
              +5
              @Nanotwerp -

              I actually use FreeBSD on my home server. I honestly tried using it for desktop use but usually always end back up on linux because of the lag in desktop development. I was never a big fan of deb based systems rpm is so much nicer to work with.

            • Nanotwerp
              +3
              @kigurame -

              You should try it again as a desktop. Seriously, man, FreeBSD is really catching up! I can see what you mean with the exceptions, though. The BSDs, being less recognized, don't usually have any support for proprietary software, such as Skype and Steam. It's so sad that I have to depend on the terrible piece of software that is Skype to communicate to my friends online. Come on, you can get something as sensitive as someone's IP address from just their Skype username! I try to get them to ditch it and get something like Tox, but they won't budge. NetBSD seems to be ahead of FreeBSD in the emulation department, and I'm pretty sure they have 64-bit Linux emulation. You should try testing if Steam works on it on a VirtualBox or something whenever you get the chance.

  • ttubravesrock
    +3

    For the last 3 years it's been a picture I took of my wife and dog.